Defending Top Jockey Samy Camacho Rides Four Winners Wednesday At Tampa

Defending Tampa Bay Downs jockey champion Samy Camacho rode four winners on Wednesday, gaining ground on four-time champion Antonio Gallardo in the 2019-2020 Oldsmar standings.

Camacho, who won the Grade II, $400,000 Lambholm South Tampa Bay Derby on March 7, trails Gallardo 85-80 entering Friday’s scheduled eight-race card. Camacho captured the second race on the turf on Hubba Bubba, a 4-year-old colt bred and owned by Richard Sherman and trained by Johnny Collins.

In the third race, Camacho guided first-time starter Cliffy, a 3-year-old Florida-bred gelding, to victory for owner Ballybrit Stable and trainer Mike Dini. Camacho added the sixth race on the turf with Syzygy, a 3-year-old Florida-bred filly owned by Cheryl and James McGuire and trained by Luis Carvajal, Jr.

Camacho capped his big day with a textbook performance aboard Me and Mr. C in the eighth race on the turf, an allowance/$75,000 optional claiming race for 3-year-olds going a mile-and-a-sixteenth. He rallied the 3-year-old Florida-bred gelding from mid-pack to edge 36-1 shot Tabled by a head.

Me and Mr. C is a homebred racing for owner Stonehedge and trained by Ned Allard.

Gallardo won the fourth race on the turf on 7-year-old mare Marmalade, owned by Sabal Racing Stable and trained by Darien Rodriguez. Marmalade was claimed from the race for $10,000 by owner-trainer M. Anthony Ferraro.

Racing at Tampa Bay Downs continues Friday with an eight-race card beginning at 12:24 p.m. The track is conducting racing without spectators for the foreseeable future because of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) crisis.

Fans are encouraged to wager on the races through various account-wagering sites such as NYRA Bets, DRF Bets and TVG, and they can watch the races on the track’s website, www.tampabaydowns.com . Race replays are also available on the website.

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